8 Things You Should Know About HP Instant Ink Before Signing Up
➢ How is HP instant ink different from a general ink cartridge?
HP Instant Ink cartridges are not the same as general ink cartridges. It looks bigger in size and also holds more ink as compared to other cartridges. If you need to print documents more often, you should purchase this ink cartridge. For that, you have to sign up for HP, choose between Occasional, Moderate, Frequent and Business ink cartridge plan as per your preference. Also, you need to provide the Billing details.
➢ Points to keep remember before signing up
- Making more prints than your subscription includes will add up the cost
There are recently four different instant ink packages available. It offers a limited number of pages in all the subscriptions. If the user prints extra pages than the papers listed in the purchased plan, they will have to pay an additional amount per page. So, it is better to predict your monthly paper usage in advance and buy the plan accordingly.
- HP monitors ink levels and the number of printing pages
Once you have purchased the Instant ink plan, HP will keep watching your printer in order to get daily information. HP will regularly monitor the ink level remaining in the cartridge so that it will be able to send the cartridge in advance. Also, it maintains a record of the used pages to assure that you are not printing extra pages.
- HP does not send cartridges every month
HP is not liable to send the ink cartridges every month. It tracks your printer activities due to which HP knows the daily ink cartridge level. So, it can easily assume when the cartridge will run out from ink and hence shipped the cartridges in advance. Also, HP takes approximately 10 days to deliver Instant Ink cartridges at your place.
- Unprinted pages will be transferred to the next month
If you have not used all the pages enrolled in your plan, the pages will not get wasted. They will add up to the next month and you can use them later. But there is also a limit for transferring the pages.
- It’s cartridge cannot install in all the printers
The Instant ink cartridge does not function with all the printers. There are a selected number of printers that are compatible with this type of cartridge. You can check the list of printers suitable for Instant ink cartridge by visiting hpinstantink.com. So before sign up for the cartridge, you should check whether your printer is compatible or not.
- Whenever you print, your printer must be connected to the internet
At the time of printing a document, it is necessary that your printer is connected to the Wifi. If it is not in the network range, HP will not be able to monitor the printer activities. Due to this, HP can’t check the ink level until your printer is online and you refresh the page counter. Also, this will delay the processing of the replacement cartridge and you will not get the ink when you need it.
- Stay active and Pay ink cartridge bills every month
If your printer is offline on a continuous basis and you are not paying the pending bills of the subscription, the service will be canceled. Hence, you will be in trouble if HP puts a restriction for using the ink cartridge service and you run out of ink at the same time.
- HP requires your personal information for signing up.
You have to give your personal details for filling the account creation form i.e name, email address, billing address. But it will remain confidential and only used for providing the HP Instant Ink service.